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After the abortive kidnapping of Lischka on March 22,
I had to get the ball rolling on the Lischka affair because the German police
were certainly going to try to hush it up.
So the next morning I
telephoned a Cologne newspaper, the Kölner Stadtanzeiger, told them
I was Frau Schmidt who lived on Bergisch-Gladbacher-Strasse, and that I had
seen an attempted kidnapping the previous day: "Some young people hit a man
with a blackjack. I am amazed. The police came and still there is nothing about
it in the papers this morning."
A reporter replied: "Yes, there is.
There's a small item at the bottom of page two: 'Four unknown persons attacked
a businessman early yesterday afternoon and fled.'"
I realized that I
had not been mistaken. There must have been a police report. Lischka surely
would have been taken to a hospital for treatment. Plainclothesmen had been
there. There were witnesses. And the Cologne police certainly knew Lischka well
they knew him all the better as he was Gestapo chief in Cologne in 1939
I called another newspaper, the Kölner Rundschau:
"Hello. My name is Schmidt, and I live at 59
Bergisch-Gladbacher-Strasse. Yesterday I witnessed an incident on
Maria-Himmelfahrt-Strasse. I can't find anything about it in your paper